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Immigration authorities deport US man wanted for bank robbery

February 5, 2014

Costa Rican immigration officials deported a U.S. man on Wednesday who is wanted by authorities in that country for allegedly robbing a bank in Florida, the Immigration Administration reported.

U.S. citizen Luis David Cardona, 38, was deported at 5:15 a.m. after being arrested in January at the Palmares Festival during a routine inspection by Immigration Police in which officers determined the man’s tourist visa had expired.

Cardona was taken to the Immigration Prison in Hatillo, south of San José, following a consultation with the U.S. Embassy that confirmed he is currently wanted by U.S. authorities.

Cardona arrived in Cost Rica on Oct. 17, 2013, and was granted a 30-day tourist visa.

Immigration Administration Director Kathya Rodríguez said Cardona was escorted by two Immigration Police officers and was issued a five-year prohibition  from entering the country.

The Immigration Administration has deported 772 people in the past 13 months, Rodríguez said.

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